General Dynamics Canada and Envitia Renew Partnership for Advanced Digital Management and Mapping Solutions
October 31, 2011 | News Release
OTTAWA, ON, October 31, 2011 - General Dynamics Canada and Envitia have renewed their longstanding partnership to perform ongoing research and development in next-generation tactical surveillance solutions for defence and aerospace applications.
Building on the success of a 10-year partnership, the two companies will continue working together to deliver integrated tactical data management and digital mapping solutions to defence and aerospace customers worldwide. Among the products of this partnership is General Dynamics Canada's Tactical Integrated Sensor Information System (TISIS) which uses Envitia's MapLink Pro to create a powerful surveillance solution for military aircraft. TISIS is currently integrated into helicopters that are part of the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program, along with other airborne global surveillance platforms worldwide.
Engineered by General Dynamics Canada, TISIS provides robust capability and flexibility to collect and present a wide range of situational awareness data gathered by the aircraft's sensor systems. Information from radar, electro-optics, electronic support measures, acoustics and magnetic anomaly detector subsystems and other sensors is displayed on a digital map, which can be easily configured to meet the needs of mission personnel in-flight.
The capabilities of TISIS are the direct result of ongoing research, development and innovation by General Dynamics Canada. Based on commercial off-the-Shelf (COTS) components, the system collects and combines powerful information along with data management tools in a cost-effective system that is easily adapted for use on fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
Envitia's MapLink Pro is a component-based software development kit for the management and display of geospatial and live track data. It was specifically designed for application developers across the defence and security industry. MapLink Pro enables developers to quickly build high-performance mapping systems for a variety of field applications, including command control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, mission planning, simulation and training.
General Dynamics Canada, a premier provider of defence electronic systems and a leading systems integrator of complete Command, Control, Communication, Computing, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions, is a part of General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). For information about General Dynamics Canada please go to http://www.gdcanada.com/.
Envitia is a leading specialist in geospatial intelligence applications and technologies. More information on Envitia is available on the Internet at www.envitia.com.